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Home: Launch (Grand Falls-Windsor)
April 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Diversity and Social Innovation in Changing Communities
Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland & Labrador Regional Premiere Screening and Panel Discussion
This event, as part of NATI’s Innovation Week lineup, will focus on the theme of Diversity and Social Innovation in changing communities. The event will showcase the Regional Launch of the documentary HOME: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland & Labrador, and will be followed by a panel discussion.
This 25-minute documentary features firsthand accounts of arrival, integration, and settlement in St. John’s, Gander, Corner Brook, and Labrador City. Nine newcomers appear on screen to discuss the opportunities and challenges of adapting to life in the province from the perspectives of student, parent, worker, professional, refugee, and new Canadian.
The event will include a panel discussion with some of the documentary’s contributors and film makers and will focus on the realities of living as a newcomer in rural and urban towns across Newfoundland and Labrador, how to harness the strength and innovation that newcomers bring to various industries and institutions, and the positive impact that diversity is having on the overall social and economic fabric of modern day Newfoundland and Labrador.